A Walkersville High School graduate, Gary Rubeling was considered a first-class athlete in all of his years of sports involvement. After playing sports during his formative years, he continued his success as a four- year member of the Walkersville basketball, baseball, and football teams. Excelling in football, Rubeling was a 1978 All-MVAL linebacker. As a Towson University player, he was a four-year starter, an Academic All-American, established the school’s record for single-season interceptions, and had a four-year career record for interceptions (25). He was selected for numerous awards, named Male Athlete of the Year in 1983, and was inducted into the Towson University Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.